2022 -2023 Foundation Board Members
- Karen Berland
- Jana Evelsizer Olson
- Heidi Ludeking
- Bryan Panos
- Miriam Skrade
- Brigit Storhoff
- John Wilmes
- Andrew Wood
- Carole Sand
- John Vogel
- Amanda Huinker
Decorah Community School District Foundation
510 Winnebago Street
Decorah Iowa 52101
Through the generosity and support of individuals, organizations, and businesses, the Decorah Community School District Foundation has had the honor and privilege of awarding hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships to well over 1000 Decorah High School graduates pursuing a post-secondary education.
The DCSD Foundation is a Dollars for Scholars affiliate. This website is now available to Decorah students with national scholarship opportunities as well as the local scholarship awards given directly through the DCSD Foundation each year.
Students are invited to log in now to begin their personal profiles and launch their scholarship application process.
Educational Projects and Programs
Beginning in 2001, these grants are awarded to 6th through 11th grade students, and provide them stipends for academic, technical, and arts-related opportunities that are not available through the district’s regular academic and cultural programs. Often these are summer programs such as Music or Language Camps, Writing Workshops, and Science, Engineering and Technology Programs.
ExCel Grant Information and Criteria Sheet
ExCel Online Application
Russ Freerking Spanish Study Grant
This is an endowed scholarship created by DHS alumnus David Anderson that is awarded to a DHS student or recent graduate who is enrolled in an immersion experience in a Spanish speaking country.
Russ Freerking Spanish Study Grant Information and Criteria Sheet
Faculty Development Award
An endowed scholarship granted to a faculty member of the Decorah Community School District for work toward an advanced degree.
Faculty Development Information
Faculty Development Application